Calendar: April 18 – 25

April 19, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or

Manuela Filiaci: “Poems That I Cannot Write and Wish I Could.” Through April 22. Filiaci is an Italian-born, New York-based painter whose works can be described as diagrammatic and romantic.

BAC GALLERY: 111 Front St., DUMBO.

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“Funny Ha Ha.” Through July 27. This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff, BAC’s Visual Arts Director.

BRIC ROTUNDA GALLERY: 33 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 683-5604 or

“Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order.” Through April 28. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, director of contemporary art.

Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Exhibition. Through April 28. Curated by Emily Zimmerman.

BROOKLYN GREENWAY INITIATIVE GALLERY: 153 Columbia St., Red Hook. (718) 522-0193 or

BGI Gallery Opening: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Through June 25. This gallery will feature a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Robinson-Millen’s inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or

Raw/Cooked: Heather Hart. Through June 24. The fourth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Bedford-Stuyvesant-based artist Hart, who built a large-scale structure titled “The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother” for display in the museum’s fifth-floor rotunda.

“Keith Haring: 1978–1982.” Through July 8. This is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the 20th century.

“Playing House.” Through Aug. 26. “Playing House” is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms.

“Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin.” Through Aug. 12. This exhibition features 15 iconic works by 19th-century French master Auguste Rodin, selected from the museum’s collection by British artist Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures.

“Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919.” Through Aug. 19. An exploration of the early journalistic career of Barnes (1892–1982), an American writer and women’s rights advocate.

“Question Bridge: Black Male.” Through June 3. An innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair will feature dialogue among 150 black men recruited from 11 American cities and towns.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or

“Released with Conviction” by the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). Through April 28. This multi-media project follows nine former inmates after their release from incarceration. Photography by Jeyhoun Allebaugh, Michael Scott Berman and Bryan Tarnowski.

“Botanical Inspirations” by the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Through April 28.

“Crossing Continents: A Journey through Asia and Africa in Quilts by Susan Sato & Myrah Brown Green.” Through April 28. “Hans My Hedgehog” and Other Illustrated Tales by John Nickle. Through April 28.

CORRIDOR GALLERY: 334 Grand Ave., Clinton Hill. (718) 230-5002 or

Christina Massey: “Business & Pleasure.” Through May 19. Massey’s bold compositions are painterly and sculptural creations of recycled work clothes, older paintings  and new visceral paint elements.

DIANA H. JONES SENIOR CENTER: 9 Noll St., Bushwick. (718) 782-3601.

“Pioneers of Bushwick: We Call It Home.” Through April 27. An exhibit featuring photographic portraits of longtime Bushwick residents by Daryl-Ann Saunders, presented by the Bushwick Senior Citizens Council.

EIGHT OF SWORDS: 115 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 387-9673 or

“The Original Zombie.” Through May 11. Group art show. Original works by several local and national tattoo artists, photographers, graphic artists and fine artists.

FIVEMYLES: 558 St. John’s Place, Prospect Heights. (718) 783-4438 or

“In No Strange Land.” Through April 22. In this multi-media installation Edouard Steinhauer pays homage to James Hampton’s extraordinary shrine “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

“Balloons and Barbed Wire.” Through May 10. Sculpture by Musa Hixson.

HADAS GALLERY: 541 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill. (215) 704-2205 or

“Super Jew Comics.” Through June 17. An exhibition of original production artwork by Al Wiesner and Joshua H. Stulman for the Jewish comic book series Shaloman and Israeli Defense Comics. The exhibition celebrates Jewish identity in the graphic medium. Several events are planned to coincide with the exhibition, including a presentation by Up, Up and Oy Vey author, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE: 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. (718) 875-2098 or

10th Annual Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition. Through May 13. Over 100 artists have generously donated drawings and works on paper to help support Kentler’s 2012 exhibitions and public programs. In celebration of the artists and their work, the exhibition will be on view for three weeks before a May 19 benefit event.

MOCADA: 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene. (718) 230-0492 or

“The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture.” Through May 28. In 1983, Ralph McDaniels launched “Video Music Box,” a groundbreaking television program that ushered in the popularity and innovation of music videos. This exhibition of contemporary art celebrates the global influence of “Video Music Box,” and the show’s historic contribution to urban music and culture.

MOMENTA ART: 56 Bogart St., Bushwick. (718) 218-8058 or

Benefit Exhibition. Through April 25. Momenta’s 2012 benefit will present work by both emerging and well-known artists. The work will be on view at Momenta for three weeks before the benefit and raffle-drawing party.

MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY: 47 Bergen St., Boerum Hill. (718) 858-4535 or

“Cut and Paste.” Through April 22. This new exhibition — curated by Henry Chung and Robert Walden of RHV Fine Art — examines many of the ways in which artists use collages as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery.

THE OLD STONE HOUSE: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or

“Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space Play Space.” Through June 24. This exhibition brings together 19 artists and arts groups to address the ideal design, planning and use of public parks and coincides with the unveiling of the newly renovated Washington Park/J.J. Byrne Playground.

SMACK MELLON: 92 Plymouth St., DUMBO. (718) 834-8761 or

Two Solo Exhibitions: Yoko Inoue and Jeanne Quinn. Through April 22. Inoue’s latest multi-media installation, “Mandala Flea Market Mutants: Pop Protocol and the Seven Transformations of Good-luck National Defense Cats,” transforms the front gallery into a maze of vending booths derived from traditional Japanese temple fairs. Quinn’s site-specific wall installation, “LaceMath,” is based on a piece of 17th-century Italian lace.

STEEPLECHASE COFFEE SHOP: 3013 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Windsor Terrace. (347) 799-2640 or

“Home in Brooklyn.” Through April 25. An exhibit of recent work by Brooklyn painters John Lloyd and Jane Talcott. For more information, visit

TABLA RASA GALLERY: 224 48th St., Sunset Park. (718) 833-9100 or

Works from the Tabla Rasa Collection: To view, call for appointment and scheduled hours.

UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES HQ: 111 Front St., Suite 204, DUMBO. www.united

Elliot Ross: “Other Animals.” Through April 20. Ross’ photographs of animals contemplate how human beings share the quality called life with other animals.

YES GALLERY: 147 India St., Greenpoint. (917) 593-9237 or

“Lucid Intervals.” Through April 22. An exhibition featuring works by Charles Comer curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky. Comer uses acrylics and collage, creating grotesque images depicting human-like deformed creatures combined with abstract landscapes.


BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. (718) 951-4500 or

“Moving Sculptures — Dance Journey.” April 20, at 7 p.m. An evening of modern dance, hip hop and tap by Brooklyn College faculty, students and guests, featuring original music from Conservatory of Music students.

KUMBLE THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 488-1624 or

Dance Department Spring Concert. April 20–22. The LIU Brooklyn Dance majors perform an exhilarating program of modern dance works choreographed by world-renowned guest artists from the professional modern dance world.


BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. (718) 951-4500 or

“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” April 22, at 2 p.m. When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy maidens are invited to meet him, including Mufaro’s two daughters. Both are beautiful, but does either have the inner beauty of a potential queen? Told through African dance, drumming, narration and song, this children’s musical celebrates goodness, generosity and kindness of heart.

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL: 126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene. (718) 638-5660 or

Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshops. Thursdays, through June 14, from 6–7:30 p.m. Free dance workshops for children and adults in the folkloric tradition of Bomba, a fascinating dance and music that emerged in Puerto Rico during the 17th century and that incorporates live drumming, singing and dancing.

P.S. 3: The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Ave., Clinton Hill.

Shadow Box Theatre: “Once Upon a Story.” April 21 and May 5, at 11 a.m.; April 19–20, 24–27 and 30, May 1–4, 8–9, at 10:30 a.m. This medley of tales and legends set to music and shadow puppetry includes the stories of Johnny Appleseed and Big Annie, the Native American tale “The Growing Rock,” and a spirited American songfest in praise of our country’s diverse cultures.


BAMCINÉMATEK: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 orématek will present a week-long run of Robert Bresson’s contentious penultimate film, ‘The Devil, Probably’ (1977), as part of the first complete retrospective in over a decade of Bresson’s work. A screed against modern culture, ‘The Devil, Probably’ incited controversy for its portrayal of five teens who grow disillusioned with society and religion.

Bresson. Through May 6. Robert Bresson (1901–1999) searched for the soul in the modern world, revealing the divine in the unlikeliest places and exploring states of both spiritual rapture and lament.

“No Look Pass.” April 24. This documentary follows Emily Tay, a young woman caught between her Buddhist parents and her own American dream.

 Literary Events

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or

Gotham: Writers in the City: Catherine Chung. April 21, at 4 p.m. Chung reads from her debut novel, Forgotten Country. Weaving Korean folklore and history within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, Chung delivers a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss and the conflict between loyalty and freedom.

Brooklyn Independents: Hanging Loose Press. April 25, at 7 p.m. Authors from the 46-year-long history of Hanging Loose come together to celebrate the magazine’s 100th issue. Readers include Hetti Jones, Harvey Shapiro, Kimiko Hahn, Elizabeth Swados, Jayne Cortez, Joan Larkin, Donna Brook, D. Nurkse and many more.


BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

Flea Market. April 22, from 9 am.–4 p.m. Over 40 vendors will sell new and used items, collectibles, gifts, jewelry, crafts, refreshments and more. There will something for everyone. Free admission.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS CRAFT FAIR: April 21, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights. A marketplace of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond with an extensive showcase of handmade treasures, such as stationery, textiles, artisanal food, jewelry and more. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Arts Programs at Prospect Heights’ public elementary school, P.S. 9. For more information, visit


Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (of the Grammy Award-winning The Roots) comes to BAM with an immersive musical experience.

13TH ANNUARL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL: Through April 30. More than 500 artists will perform at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in New York City’s longest continually running grass-roots festival dedicated to jazz. For more information, including a full schedule of performances, visit www.centralbrooklynjazz

BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

Shuffle Culture. April 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the charismatic drummer and producer of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, comes to BAM with an immersive musical experience. Enlisting a stellar lineup of artists, Questlove and musicians perform a free-flowing playlist that celebrates and reflects our current “shuffle culture.”

BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope. (718) 622-3300 or

Brooklyn New Music Collective. April 20, at 8 p.m. This concert includes a wide variety of vocal and chamber works.

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH: 48 Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Chamber Music Society Concert. April 20, at 8 p.m. On the program are works by Bartok, Kodaly and Dvorak. With Todd Phillips, violin; Carmit Zori, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola; James Wilson, cello; and Pei-Yao Wang, piano. For reservations or more information, call (718) 858-0718 or visit


“Regina Opera in Concert.” April 25, at 6:30 p.m. A one-hour program featuring selections from operas, operettas and Broadway shows performed by Regina Opera soloists. For more information, call (718) 259-2772 or visit


BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

“Mirror, Mirror … A Musical in Seven Times.” April 22, at 6 p.m. Ridge Repertory Company presents this play, directed by James Martinelli, with music by Steven Cornine and lyrics by Susan Bucci.

BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“Three Sisters.” Through April 28. Maly Drama Theatre returns to BAM with Chekhov’s tragicomic story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. Lev Dodin directs with rich insight into Chekhov’s eloquent understanding of resignation, longing, and love.

BROOKLYN PLAYERS COMMUNITY MUSICAL THEATER: Gowanus Arts Building: 295 Douglass St., Park Slope.

“Into the Woods.” April 20–22 and 27–29. Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater was started in the fall of 2010 by longtime Brooklyn children’s theater producer and director Corinne Goodman. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods” intertwines the plots of several well-known Grimm fairy tales into a more original story involving a baker and his wife in their quest to have a child. The main characters are also taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. For tickets or more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.


TRISKELION ARTS: 118 N. 11th St., third floor, Williamsburg. (718)599-3577 or

“Birth of Beats: Murder and the Beat Generation.” April 20, 21, 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. This play tells the story of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, who follow Lucien Carr to the edge of sanity.

UNION CHURCH: 7915 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge. (718) 745-0438 or

“From Opera to Broadway.” April 22, at 4 p.m. Selections from beloved operas and hit Broadway shows will be performed by the talented soloists of Union’s Choir.

— Compiled by Rose Desilets

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